UmatillaJeff wrote:Shooting a cripple at 70 yards on the water with ANY load sounds like a trap shoot! I can assure you I have seen more then a box of shells fired at a 70 yard goose with the result being nothing.
Then we start lining up with the big pellets and sooner or later we get it done but it is seldom pretty! 50 yards with what amounts to a rifle sighted shotgun on a turkey is one thing...
Shooting 70 yards with what amounts to a bead and shooting off hand is another. Then you add bitter cold temperature as well as wind and waves and that is why it sounds like a trap shoot is being conducted out of the duck blind!
Hear is why the big pellets are MORE effective.. Number 1- If you do hit the bird in the body, they still have the energy to kill the goose at 70 yards on the water by body killing them. This is an excellent option when crap house luck is all you have left. Those big pellets will f&%$ them up on the water.
Steel 7's? This just shows who has been there and who lives on fantasy island. Those pellets would be lucky to be going 300 FPS by the time they got to 70 yards.
In short... Nothing works without some luck and launching what usually amounts to a whole bunch of shells.
The big pellets are he best option short of lost Knifes depleted uranium. Jeff
ok 1st off I have tried to finish on the water and time and time again with boxes and boxes and boxes of shells and found that with the wind and waves you most of the time can never get a body shot and with big shot most of the time you have holes in your pattern so it was just an idea to try to get that one pellet to do the job but its all just hit or miss